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Job Opportunities at AVAC

AVAC seeks talented individuals to join our team of passionate advocates who aim to accelerate ethical research and global delivery of new HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic. All positions are based in New York, NY, unless otherwise indicated. No phone calls, please.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVAC provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with state and federal laws.

Program Coordinator, Research Engagement

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will provide technical, content-focused support to AVAC’s research engagement activities, including the USAID-funded Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research (CASPR). The CASPR project encompasses objectives toward building advocacy networks, translating research, engaging stakeholders, and policy analysis to build a supportive environment for biomedical HIV prevention research. The Program Coordinator will have skills relevant to some or all of those program areas and will work with a team of AVAC staff and partners to support implementation, monitoring, and reporting on activities within a strategic work plan. This position will benefit from experience with and understanding of global health, country health mechanisms and programs, HIV/AIDS or related infectious disease epidemiology, and program implementation. Knowledge of the biomedical HIV prevention research field, experience in sub-Saharan Africa, experience with USAID funded projects, and experience with online or virtual learning mechanisms would be highly desirable for the role.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support overall functioning of AVAC’s research engagement program, including responsibilities such as:
    • Contribution to strategic work plan development.
    • Coordination of source documentation for project monitoring and evaluation, partner coordination, and donor reporting.
    • Compilation of bi-weekly project newsletters.
    • Public dissemination of information via blogs, websites, listserv, etc.
    • Coordination of meetings including logistics, agenda development, notes/report dissemination, following up action points.
    • Coordination of knowledge management.
    • Contribution to report writing.
    • Support to program coordination with other AVAC staff/programs.
  • Provide technical support to CASPR programs and initiatives, such as, PxPulse podcast, materials development, online courses and tools.
  • Drive content management efforts, both for CASPR’s online engagement platform, as well as for other AVAC initiatives as relevant.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Master’s degree and/or work experience in public health, global health, development or other relevant field a plus.
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, word processing and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to HIV/AIDS, international health and development issues and programming.
  • Excellent multicultural and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with others inside and outside the organization.
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development skills, and a strong command of English, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, including internationally.
  • Background in research/clinical trials a plus.
  • Experience in in-person and/or online/virtual training or course facilitation a plus.
  • Experience in sub-Saharan Africa and/or with in-country program implementation a plus.
  • Knowledge of USAID requirements and regulations a plus.
  • Self-starting, independent and able to take initiative.
  • Strong willingness to be a team player.
  • Flexibility in complex, fast-paced environments.
  • Highly organized.
  • Able to collaborate across a variety of activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience interacting with a wide variety of colleagues.

To apply, send a resume along with a cover letter to with the job title in the subject line. Please also indicate where you saw this job posting. No phone calls please.

Director of Product Introduction and Access

Position Summary

The Director of Product Introduction and Access will lead AVAC’s expanding product introduction and access initiatives, manage robust partnerships and collaborations both internally and externally, and guide strategic planning, implementation and project management across a number of areas.

S/he will report to the Executive Director.

In addition to extensive managerial expertise, the Director of Product Introduction and Access should have direct experience in both project management and in product introduction, access and/or uptake, ideally in HIV/AIDS or related field. This position ensures that AVAC delivers on grants, particularly with respect to planning, coordination, and management of new HIV prevention option development, introduction and scale up. This person will also bring creativity, strategic leadership and a collaborative spirit to the project team and to AVAC.

AVAC seeks a highly motivated professional with demonstrated project management expertise and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be able to see the big picture and operationalize it by leading a team, collaborating with a diverse array of colleagues internally and externally, and functioning independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence.

  • Provide vision and leadership for strategic planning, project management and implementation to ensure delivery of all product introduction commitments.
  • Form and maintain complex multidisciplinary partnerships with product developers, implementers, policy makers, donors and other key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate AVAC contributions to product introduction, drawing on and building in-house capabilities and expertise.
  • Build strategic approaches to disseminate information and foster collaborations across AVAC and help to create innovative collaborations across the organization and with a wide range of partners.
  • Lead the Product Introduction and Access team to develop and manage annual plans, donor reports, monitoring plans, evaluations and budgets.
  • Direct strategic planning, implementation and reporting, ensuring quality and timely delivery of work plan.
  • Maintain clear, strategic communication within the product introduction and access team; across AVAC’s diverse programs and projects; and between AVAC and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Stay informed about HIV prevention technology product development and introduction innovations.
  • Manage, support and guide project staff, consultants and budget.
  • Participate in AVAC organizational development, including identification of priorities, relationship building and proposal development.
  • Ensure AVAC staff and partners are informed of product introduction and access activities, results and lessons as well as innovations in the field.

Position Requirements

  • Passion and commitment for building and managing strategic partnerships and collaborations.
  • Outstanding managerial and project management skills.
  • Broad knowledge of HIV/AIDS, global health, R&D, product introduction, access and/or uptake.
  • Exceptional writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in managing a multidisciplinary team and management of grants.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team and partnerships in multiple locations.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and approach.
  • Excellent multicultural, interpersonal and leadership skills including the ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with a wide variety of professionals and levels of authority inside and outside the organization.
  • Familiarity managing and reporting on bilateral and multilateral donor programs and requirements, ideally in global health and development programs in Africa.
  • Skilled at efficiently and effectively allocating human and financial resources across programmatic needs.
  • BA and/or graduate degree in business or public health, with at least 12 years of professional experience in related fields.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 15-20 percent of the time.

Salary and Benefits

AVAC offers highly-competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please.